Adolescent fertility and risky environments: a population-level perspective across the lifespan

Proceedings of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 279 The Royal Society London Published In Pages: 4003-4008
By Placek, Caitlyn D., Quinlan, Robert J.


This study provides the first tests of the relationships between population-level adolescent fertility rates and mortality risk at two different time points. The hypotheses are based in life-history theory, which predicts that human reproductive choices are shaped by mortality. The authors find that reproductive strategies are significantly predicted by both early (between ages 1-7) risks of mortality and current cues of mortality risk.

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